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Puerto Rico gov will not seek reelection, but won't resign

Jul. 21, 2019 10:22 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said Sunday evening that he will not resign in the face of public furor over an obscenity-laced leaked online chat, but he will not seek reelection or continue as head of his pro-statehood political party. Protesters said they were not...

GOP group removes post calling congresswomen "Jihad Squad"

Jul. 21, 2019 10:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois Republican group has apologized and removed from its Facebook page a post that showed images of four Democratic congresswomen who have been criticized by President Donald Trump and referred to them as the "Jihad Squad." The post appeared Friday night on the Republican County...

Abe's coalition still short of votes to change constitution

Jul. 21, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition secured a majority in Japan's upper house of parliament in elections Sunday, but it lost ground and will not reach the super-majority needed to propose constitutional revisions, according to vote counts by public television and other media. NHK...

Embattled Puerto Rico governor says he will not seek re-election but won't resign; steps down as head of his party

Jul. 21, 2019 5:55 PM EDT
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Embattled Puerto Rico governor says he will not seek re-election but won't resign; steps down as head of his party.

Ukraine president's party buoyed by exit poll after election

Jul. 21, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's party was headed to win the biggest share of votes in the Ukraine's snap parliamentary election, according to an exit poll Sunday, but it was unclear if the party nailed down a solid majority in the legislature. The poll of 13,000 voters showed Servant...

In some states, GOP sees the recall as its way back to power

Jul. 21, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Republicans frustrated by losing their grip on political power in some Western states have begun deploying a new weapon: the recall. Once reserved for targeting corrupt or inept elected officials, the recall has become part of the toolkit for Republicans seeking a do-over of election results....

Aide: Trump criticism of US not same as 4 Democrats' words

Jul. 21, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — A top White House adviser on Sunday claimed there was a "huge difference" between Donald Trump's criticisms of America during the 2016 presidential campaign and the critiques by four Democratic congresswomen of color with whom Trump is feuding over the direction of the...

The Latest: Ukraine's president outlines main priorities

Jul. 21, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Latest on Ukraine's parliamentary election (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Ukraine's president, buoyed by an exit poll showing his party taking the largest share of votes in parliamentary elections, says fighting corruption and establishing peace in the war-wracked east will be the...

Ex-Israeli justice minister Shaked to head New Right party

Jul. 21, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked has assumed the leadership of her right-wing nationalist party ahead of September's unprecedented repeat elections. The New Right party had failed to garner enough votes in April to win seats in parliament, but announced Sunday it's running...

Pima County GOP files suit against sanctuary city initiative

Jul. 21, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Pima County Republican Party has filed a lawsuit to try to keep the "sanctuary city" initiative off the November ballot. The Arizona Daily Star reports the suit was filed Friday. It challenges individual signatures and whether paid petition signature gatherers filled the forms out...